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GRHC Development News

Public Housing Conversion Update

The GRHC continues to work toward converting all units within our Low-Income Public Housing program to Section 8 Project-Based housing. Section 8 provides relatively stable funding that makes it possible to attract private investment in affordable housing; this investment will enable the GRHC to undertake needed renovations at these developments.

Scattered Sites Duplex Units

Scattered Sites duplex

The Housing Commission has completed the conversion of 20 Scattered Sites duplex units through the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

The GRHC is undertaking a total of $526,000 in improvements at these units, with funding through HUD Capital Fund program grants. Planned improvements include...

  • Sewer line and drainage renovations
  • Concrete and driveway repairs
  • Exterior lighting improvements
  • Landscaping improvements
  • Lighting improvements
  • Kitchen improvements, including new flooring, cabinets, counter tops, appliances
  • Energy- and water-saving improvements, including programmable thermostats, "low-flow" toilets, water heaters
  • Exterior and storm door replacement
  • New roofing
  • New smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

Adams Park Apartments

Adams Park Apartments

The GRHC plans to convert the 188 units at Adams Park through the Streamlined Voluntary Conversion program that is part of HUD’s Asset Repositioning initiative. This spring we will submit an application for $1.07 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that will be sold to investors to fund $4.6 million in improvements at Adams Park, including...

  • Boiler replacement
  • Trash compactor replacement
  • Exterior lighting improvements
  • Grounds improvements
  • New furniture in the Adams Park gazebo
  • Vinyl flooring replacement
  • Roofing and window replacement/repairs
  • New kitchen and bath cabinets and counter tops

Renovations will get underway when funding is available; no planned improvements will require displacing residents from their homes.

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GRHC Awarded $1.4 Million in LIHTC in Support of Antoine Court

Architect's rendering of Antoine Court
Architect’s rendering of Antoine Court Apartments

The GRHC has been awarded $1.4 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) which will be leveraged to fund construction of Antoine Court Apartments, a Section 8 Project-Based program development tailored to meet the housing and supportive needs of homeless veterans and other individuals who qualify for Permanent Supportive Housing. The GRHC currently administers 22 HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers and plans to provide an additional 28 vouchers that will help subsidize the planned development.

Antoine Court will be located on Division Avenue between Antoine Street SW and Delaware Street SW. The three-story structure will feature fifty 690-square-foot one-bedroom apartments, including five barrier-free units; all units will meet accessibility standards and be designed so that they can be converted to barrier free as needed.

Construction of the $13.5 million development is scheduled to begin in spring 2020, and the facility is slated to open in 2021. Isaac V. Norris & Associates is the architect for this project and the general contractor is Triangle Associates.

Architect's rendering of typical Antoine Court floor plan
Floor plan of typical one-bedroom apartment at Antoine Court

LIHTC Sought for Hope Community Improvements

Hope Community Service Center

During spring 2020 the GRHC applied for federal Low‑Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) which will be leveraged to fund $1.18 million in improvements at Hope Community, a 24-unit Rapid Re-Housing program development that serves homeless women and their minor children.

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